Dan Levy Signs ABC Studios Deal After ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Receives Emmy Nominations
Many are sad about the ending and are probably wondering what is next. Well, Levy is making news for signing a new deal that could lead to another hit show. Find out what he has to say about it and more.
‘Schitt’s Creek’ will be ending after season 6
The announcement of the show ending came not long after the show reached its height of popularity. Co-creator Dan Levy revealed the reason why he’s ending it.
“I’ve always known how the show was going to end,” he said according to CBC News. “I’ve always seen every season of our show as a chapter in the story of this family’s life, and we have reached our inevitable conclusion in that story, so it was the right time and it was something that I had been building to for five seasons.”
The last seasons of the show are bittersweet. That’s because season 5 received multiple Emmy nominations.
It has four Emmy nominations
The comedy is nominated for best comedy series along with Barry, Fleabag, Russian Doll, The Good Place, Veep, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It was also nominated for contemporary costumes.
Catherine O’Hara is nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy playing Moira. Eugene Levy is nominated for outstanding actor in a comedy playing Johnny.
“Quite honestly, I have to admit, I always thought our chances were probably slim, you know?” Eugene Levy told CNN. “Boy I’ll tell ya, ending up with four nominations…that really…wow.”
He talked about why all of this is very surprising. “Nobody could have thought when we started this thing six years ago that we’d still be around, let alone getting any Emmy nominations for it,” he said. “But it’s a lot of hard work and a goal to produce the best character comedy that we could.”
Levy signed a deal with ABC Studios
Schitt’s Creek might be ending but Levy isn’t stopping. He has reportedly signed an overall deal with ABC Studios.
“Dan Levy has proven himself as one of the most creative people in the TV business,” said Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Studios according to Variety. “His writing, acting and producing skills will be a tremendous asset to ABC Studios, and we couldn’t be more excited to be in business with him.”
Levy also gave a statement about the news. “I’m thrilled to be partnering with ABC Studios in this exciting next chapter,” he said.
He continued, “As I say a bittersweet goodbye to Schitt’s Creek, I look forward to the opportunity and privilege to continue to tell inclusive and meaningful stories that shine a positive light out there.”
The actor also tweeted about the news with, “*slaps himself across the face* VERY excited about what’s to come over next three years.”
We will have to wait and see if Schitt’s Creek will take any awards. The award show airs on Sept. 22 on Fox starting at 8 p.m. EST.